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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Quail Meadow......5 Fairfield Village10 Classifieds........10 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 21 WEDNESDAY, August 22, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. OVER 60 YEARS SERVING YOUR HEARING NEEDS CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 W A L K I N S WALK-INS W E L C O M E WELCOME! FREE HEARING AIDS M i r a c l e E a r H e a r i n g A i d C e n t e r i s N O W O f f e r i n g H E A R I N G A I D S A T N O C O S T T O F E D E R A L W O R K E R S A N D R E T I R E E S B l u e C r o s s B l u e S h i e l d F e d e r a l I n s u r a n c e p a y s t o t a l c o s t o f 2 M i r a c l e E a r D i g i t a l H e a r i n g a i d s I f y o u h a v e F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e w i t h e n r o l l m e n t c o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 y o u a r e c o v e r e d f o r h e a r i n g a i d s w i t h n o o u t o f p o c k e t e x p e n s e s 3 y r w a r r a n t y I f y o u h a v e a b a s i c p l a n w e h a v e f a c t o r y p r i c i n g f o r n o n q u a l i f i e r s T h a t s R i g h t . N o C o P a y N o E x a m F e e N o A d j u s t m e n t F e e P r o v i d e r f o r m o s t i n s u r a n c e c o m p a n i e s 0% FINANCING ONE WEEK ONLY! PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. Inside SEARS Paddock Mall (352) 237-1665 Rickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist 9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200) (352) 291-1467 Inside Oakridge Plaza FREE BATTERIES 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH T H E M O S T T R U S T E D T H E M O S T T R U S T E D THE MOST TRUSTED N A M E I N H E A R I N G N A M E I N H E A R I N G NAME IN HEARING! O V E R 1 2 0 0 L O C A T I O N S T O S E R V E Y O U O V E R 1 2 0 0 L O C A T I O N S T O S E R V E Y O U OVER 1,200 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU C E L E B R A T I N G O V E R 2 2 Y E A R S O F H E L P I N G P E O P L E C E L E B R A T I N G O V E R 2 2 Y E A R S O F H E L P I N G P E O P L E CELEBRATING OVER 22 YEARS OF HELPING PEOPLE I N M A R I O N A N D C I T R U S C O U N T I E S L I S T E N T O L I F E I N M A R I O N A N D C I T R U S C O U N T I E S L I S T E N T O L I F E IN MARION AND CITRUS COUNTIES LISTEN TO LIFE Dickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist C RYSTAL R IVER C RYSTAL R IVER M ALL (N EXT TO K-M ART ) 352-795-1484 C ALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY 000CDHB NOW OPEN Adon Williams, district manager, recently announced the re-opening of the Ocala Florida Social Security Office at its new location effective Monday, Aug. 27. The location on Southeast First Avenue was closed in June 2012 due to damage from Tropical Storm Debby, and the office is now re-opening as scheduled in its new building. The new office location is 933 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. The new office has a larger reception area, new and improved interviewing stations, more parking, and easy access from East Silver Springs Boulevard. Persons with questions about Social Security can visit the Ocala office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or contact the National Toll-Free service at 1-800-772-1213. Most Social Security business can be handled through Social Securitys toll free telephone (at 1-800-772-1213) as well as the agencys website at www.socialsecurity.gov. Some of the services available on the website include: Apply for Social Security retirement/spouses benefits Apply for disability benefits Apply for extra help with your Medicare prescription drug costs Change your address or telephone number Get a replacement Medicare card Request a Proof of Income letter Get a form 1099 Online services also available in Spanish Social Security office to reopen on Aug. 27 QUAIL MEADOW PARTYMaryann McGill and Pat Talley dressed up for the Jimmy Buffett party at Quail Meadow recently. More photos, column on Page 5. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRita Fitch, left, poses with a couple, Bruce and Laurie Gregory, from West State Road 40, at Cracker Barrel on Thursday, Aug. 16. Rita, who is still a full-time hostess at the restaurant, celebrated her 95th birthday that day. BY JIM CLARK Editor To the casual observer and out-of-town traveler visiting Cracker Barrel on State Road 200 near Interstate 75, Rita Fitch may seem like just another dining room hostess at the popular chain. But when they learn more, they find out that, at age 95, shes the oldest Cracker Barrel employee in the country, and shes still going strong working a full 35 hours a week. The store honored Rita on Thursday, Aug. 16, on the occasion of her 95th birthday (she doesnt look it), with a pair of cakes and a song, and several guests, many of whom dropped off cards, about two hours into her regular 2 to 9 p.m. shift. She makes the daily trek down busy State Road 200 to and from her home in Beverly Hills. She has been at Cracker Barrel since 2000, when she moved from Texas. She already had worked a couple of years there for the same company. Among the regulars she seated that afternoon were Bruce and Laurie Gregory, who live off West State Road 40. She really caters to veterans on Mondays. She supports our efforts, Bruce said. Indeed, Rita emphasized, Theyre very special to me, about the pair. She comes from a military family. Her husband was in the Army, a son was in the Marines and a brother was in the Air Force. That leaves the Navy, and, yes, thats where Rita worked, making fuses at a facility in Rochester, New York. Were a vet family, she said. She also worked for Eastman Kodak and for Xerox. She was born in Maine, and went to school in Massachusetts, but her parents were Canadians. One of her earliest memories, when she was about 3, was traveling on a boat from Nova Scotia to Maine. Doug Campbell, manager, said that Rita embodies the Cracker Barrel spirit of customer hospitality. Her dedicated work ethic for taking care of our guests is unsurpassed. Shes a big part of the Cracker Barrel family. And how does Rita feel about her work? Ive met a lot of special people. Ive gotten to know so many of them. A lot of those same people evidently feel the same way about her. Cracker Barrel hostess still going strong as she marks 95th birthday BY JIM CLARK Editor Voters turned out for the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and in the process sent one county commissioner packing. They also selected Republican candidates for sheriff and school superintendent. David Moore was the Republican primary winner for the nomination for District 1, unseating Mike Amsden. Moore grabbed 51.14 percent to Amsdens 48.86 percent. Moore must face a write-in candidate in November. County Commissioner Stan McClain survived a tight battle with Jeff Gold. McClain had 52.26 percent to 47.74 percent for Gold. McClain also faces a write-in hopeful in November. Write-in candidates are not listed on the ballot, and no write-in candidate has ever won. A more competitive County Commission race will take place in November for District 5. Republican Earl Arnett tallied 36.16 percent, good enough to outpoll three other candidates, including Francine Johannesen at 27.34, Pat Gabriel at 24.68 and Butch Verrando at 11.82 percent. Arnett will go up against a Democratic challenger, Jessica Cookie Hadley, in the general election. Im very proud to have been selected, commented Arnett as the evening drew to a close at the elections office. Final totals were posted at 9:20 p.m. We need to focus on reducing costs. Voters oust incumbent Amsden Please see VOTERS Page 7 Almost from the day they are born, children are capable of learning the skills they need to become good readers. Discover tools to help your child acquire those skills at the Marion County Public Library Systems Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Headquarters-Ocala public library location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). The expo will offer parents and caregivers of children ages newborn to 3 opportunities to learn fun facts to help guide Library offers Ready to Read program Please see LIBRARY Page 3

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WHAT YOU NEED DONE NOW! 000CBP2 CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES 20% OFF SNOW BABIES In-Stock With this ad, expires 8/29/12. Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Off 000C7SJ VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 great Elvis might just make an appearance. It is hoped that many of those attending will plan to dance and sing-along when Elvis does show up. At the SAC meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, plans for the event were being finalized. During the meeting, Sandy Williams announced some other plans for an upcoming activity that should prove to be great fun as well. Sandy and husband, Norris, are avid Olympics viewers and are part of a group hoping to help host an event after Labor Day Weekend based on Olympic Fever as she called it. She had a sign-up sheet with her for anyone who might want to be part of the organization of the fun activity for the fall. Additional information will be available in written form at an unspecified time later when more neighbors will be able to join the fun in Fairfield Village a lively place filled with Olympic-loving people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 10 Fairfield Village's SAC listens with great interest to Sandy Williams' presentation. From left, Sandi Ford, Norma Powers, Loretta Zang and Jean Chapman. Tony and Pam Lucas seem to be really enjoying their late afternoon/early evening swim in FFV's pool. Saturday, Sept. 15 Autumn run for autismThe ninth annual 5K Autumn Run for Autism at Silver Springs will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration starts at 6 a.m. Adults are $15, students 19 and under $12. All entries after Sept. 10 are $20. Take part in one of Marion county's most scenic 5K road races. All preand post-run activities take place in the Wild Waters parking lot. The first 200 entrants will receive complimentary custom shirts. Male/female awards given to the top overall, top masters, and top three in each 5-year age group from 9 and under to 70+. Walkers are invited and will begin after the runners. Registration can be done online at www.active.com or forms can be picked up at most health clubs, YMCA, local businesses and mailed or done at Ocala Sports (Holly Plaza on Easy Street). For additional information call 352-207-2347 or 352-629-1785. Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournament The Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form. I am not sure who invented summer vacation but I think they deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Every year is worth the intense strain when there is a summer vacation to look forward to. Ah, summer vacation. The freedom of not having anything to do. No schedule in my face. No appointments frustrating me. Just an agenda of fun and more fun and dont forget the eating. Both the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I got up early to begin the drive to the airport to take us to our vacation location. I was so full of energy I could not sit still. It was then that I broke into singing, comfortably off key, a Carpenters song much to the agitation of my wife. Weve only just begun, White lace and promises, A kiss for luck and were on our way. All my wife could do was stare at me. Finally, she said, You sure are excited. Ive never seen you so excited. Are you sure youre all right? I could not have been more all righter. All I could think of was a week before me surrounded by grandchildren I have not seen for over a year. How old is ? I went through all the grandchildren. It is easy to forget how old kids are because every year their age changes. When you get to be my age, it is hard to keep up with all of these changes. A week of stuffing them with all the candy I could carry. Taking them out to a restaurant and showing them the proper use of the drinking straw and the fine art of a spitball battle. After all, it is a grandfathers solemn duty to teach his grandchildren the fine art of shenaniganism. Where else are they going to learn it? Their grandmother? I dont think so. We finally arrived at the airport, parked our car, and proceeded to the check-in counter. I am not sure my feet touched the ground, so excited was I to get on our way. Slow down, my wife pleaded. I cant keep up with you. We finally arrived at the check-in counter with our baggage and one of the attendants asked me a simple question. I hate it when people ask me a question when I am in one of my silly moods. Believe me; I was in one of my silliest silly moods at this time. Sir, the attendant asked me very seriously, do you have anything perishable or flammable in your luggage? With silliness smeared all over my mug I said, I sure do. I got a Bible in there and it is Dyn-OMite. And, I had the audacity to smile very broadly. Then it happened. Someone said, Did he say dynamite? Wheres the dynamite? The attendant said, He said the dynamite was in his briefcase. Suddenly, lights went on, buzzers began ringing, men in uniforms surrounded me, and two grabbed and subdued me. In a few moments, the hazmat men arrived asking where the dynamite was. The man in charge pointed to my briefcase and said, Its in the briefcase. They begin moving people away while the hazmat men came in to remove the briefcase with the alleged dynamite. At this time, I was absolutely stunned. Every ounce of silliness had drained from my person and I knew I was about to go to jail. Finally, the senior security guard came and looked at me. Where did you say the dynamite was, sir? I stammered and stuttered but finally I said, I said my Bible was dynamite. He stared at me. Looked me up and down, glared at me with eyes that burned into my very soul. Then he spoke. Would you by any chance be a minister? He said rather gruffly. Yes sir, I stammered as if my life depended upon what I was going to say, I am a minister, a preacher of the gospel. I thought the last part might do something for me. At least it was a shot, excuse me, a try. He glared at me and shouted, False alarm. Just another crazy preacher. As he walked away, I could hear him muttering under his breath, Where do all these crazy preachers come from? The terminal finally quieted down, I went through the inspection, and I must say, I am not complaining mind you, but the pat down was a little longer and rougher than I remembered it being in the past. They stripped me down almost to my birthday suit. Thank God for wrinkles. A midsummers day nightmare at the airport James Snyder Please see SNYDER Page 3

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Announcements EMPTY TRUCK Returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, Mid West Can move 1 item or whole household (414) 520-1612 Brian Pets Free To Good Home Friendly 1 yr old Black Labrador, female, Spayed and rabies shot. (352) 351-1954 Rent: Houses Unfurnished PALM CAY 55+2/2/1, 2 porches, completely furnished, NEW, Just bring your tooth brush $800. mo. Real Bargain (352) 861-9491 Rooms For Rent PINE RUN Room for Rent + Bath $400 a month Includes utilities (352) 438-0355 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 0 0 0 C 5 N C Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000C71C MUSEUM EYECARE 000CDP7 J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com 000C70F All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 000C6UX their infants and toddlers toward future reading success. Meet and talk to local experts on child health, nutrition, safety and recreation. Receive free books for your baby, enjoy musical entertainment and register to win door prizes. Stop by the new Tot Spot to experience age-appropriate computers, activity kits, books, materials and more. Have questions? Talk to one of the librarys childrens services staff about the many programs and resources available throughout the Public Library System. The Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is administered by the Library and Information Services Division of the Florida Department of State. For more information, call 352-671-8551 or visit the library website at http://library.marioncountyfl.org. LIBRARYcontinued from Page 1 W ith summer quickly approaching its traditional close over Labor Day weekend, Fairfield Villages SAC is planning lots of activities with the accompanying good food and fun. The Labor Day barbecue will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout much of the afternoon. There will be delicious food, nice conversations with friends, and great entertainment provided by the SAC. Members who have tickets should plan to present those when they come to the Clubhouse; but others in FFV who would like to attend, may pay $2 at the door. What a bargain! Neighbors are encouraged to bring a side dish (for 8) while the SAC will provide Italian sausageshot and sweetwith peppers and onions; bratwurst with sauerkraut and onions; hot dogs; hamburgers; assorted condiments; wonderful desserts; coffee; and sugar-free iced tea. Those attending may also choose to bring their own favorite beverages for the afternoon of food and fun. There will be entertainment provided at different times during the Sunday afternoon and (word has it) that the late Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Sandy Wlliams is still excited about her "Olympic Fever" from the past weeks of viewing the games on TV. She introduced an idea for a possible activity "...when the heat of summer cools down" so that FFV neighbors and our returning snow birds can participate in the FFV "Senior-Modified" Olympics 2012. Activities Committee looks forward to fall Please see FAIRFIELD Page 11 As I walked down the aisle on the plane, I could hear people whispering, Thats him. Thats the crazy preacher with the dynamite. I finally sat down next to my wife who was staring out the window. In a few minutes the plane took off and as we reached our altitude she, while still staring out the window, said to me, Next time well take separate planes. She paused for a moment and then said, In fact, well take separate airports. I think I am going to stick to what the Bible says. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12 KJV). Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 2 BY JIM CLARK Editor Volunteer board members and firefighters are being sought by Friendship Station 21 of Marion County Fire Rescue. At the State Road 200 Coalition meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, Linda McFarland, Ed Lanza and Dave Heller from Station 21s volunteers made a plea for board members. The board serves as a support group for the full-time firefighters. Volunteers man the rehab truck, which provides air and cool drinks, among other things, to firefighters on the scene of large incidents. Volunteer firefighters must go through training and will respond to some incidents, but do not wear air packs or enter burning buildings. Those who might wish to serve on the board should get information at Station 21, which is on 95th Street near Lowes. They must pass a background check and must submit a resume. Prior firefighting experience is not necessary. Firefighters, board members sought by Friendship station 40/8 to meet The 40/8 Voiture 472, an organization of honorably discharged veterans formed after WW I, will meet on Monday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m.M. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building, State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. Come and enjoy comradeship and light refreshments. For more information call Larry at 352-509-4755 or Ben at 352209-5916.

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A thoughtless comment to the wrong person even if its said in jest could delay or even derail your progress. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A colleague might try to goad you into saying or doing the wrong thing. Its best to ignore the troublemaker, even if he or she riles your royal self. Your supporters stand with you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful not to let your on-the-job zealousness create resentment with co-workers who might feel you shut them out. Prove them wrong by including them in your project. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although its not quite what you hoped for, use your good business sense to make the most of what youre being offered at this time. Things will improve down the line. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A more positive picture of what lies ahead is beginning to take shape. But there are still too many gaps that need to be filled in before you make definitive plans. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Continue to keep a tight hold on the reins so that you dont charge willy-nilly into a situation that might appear attractive on the surface but lack substance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You still need to demand those answers to your questions. Remember, your wise counseling earns you respect, but its your search for truth that gives you wisdom. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youll find that people are happy to help you deal with some difficult situations. And, of course, knowing you, youll be happy to return those favors anytime. Wont you? PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Give that special someone in your personal life a large, loving dollop of reassurance. That will go a long way toward restoring the well-being of your ailing relationship. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a delightful paradox. You like things neat and tidy. But youre also a wonderful host who can throw a really great party. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Community calendar Thursday, Aug. 23 Relay f or Li f e We s t Marion The West Marion Relay for Life for 2013 committee is already starting to plan for next April 19 event. We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Relay Committee and for new teams. Our next committee meeting is Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at in the conference room (2nd floor) of the West Marion Medical Plaza; 4600 S.W. 46th Court, Ocala. Our meetings usually last one hour. Funds raised by this event assist in research, education and some supplies to people who are living with cancer. We need your help.If you would like more information, contact; John Klopfer at 352-207-0755. Foru m s et in Citru s on ballot a m en dm ent s Eleven proposed amendments to Floridas constitution are on the November ballot A non political presentation of these measures will be open to the public at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23. Absentee ballots go out the beginning of October, so be prepared, especially if you vote early. The Unitarian Universalists in Citrus Springs will host a forum with Judy Johnson, an attorney who is expert in this topic, from the Marion County League of Women Voters. The League is a non partisan organization encouraging information and participation in government. Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41 just northwest of the Holder light). For information, call 352-465-4225 or naturecoastuu.org. Friday, Aug. 24 Congregation Beth I s rael o f Ocala Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Shabbat evening service on Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center at 9401 State Road 200, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Karen Allen, newly appointed rabbi for the congregation will lead the service. Joyful music and congregational participation will be featured. A meet and greet session for the new rabbi at the Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. For information contact Judi at 352-237-8277 or bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a liberal, inclusive, contemporary Jewish congregation affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. The congregation meets the fourth Friday of every month at the Collins Center in Ocala. Tuesday, Aug. 28 Brea s t Cancer s upport group m eet s The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Aug. 28 will be a time for sharing and caring and an information exchange. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Sunday, Sept. 9 Senator s w i f e to s pea k Marion County Democrats announce that Grace Nelson, wife of Florida Senator Bill Nelson, will be principal speaker at the fourth annual Proud to be a Democrat Gala at the Ocala Hilton on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Women in the community who have made distinguished contributions to our civic life will also be honored, according to State Committeewoman Joyce Blake. Tickets are $50 each and may be obtained either through the website www.mariondems.org or by visiting the new party headquarters at 601 S.W. First Ave. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Saturdays. The telephone number is 352-402-9494. Thursday, Sept. 13 CERT training to beginA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriff's Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352812-0853. MORE ON PAGE 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BZO6 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 30 00 Before 11:00 $ 25 00 After 11:00 $ 18 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 9/30/12 Expries 9/30/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise 000CCLL American Travel & More 3341 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 352-732-5346 800-577-4985 Day Trips Cruises Tours Air Vacations Groups Rail Sept. 3, 2012 Tropicana Field, NY Yankees/Tampa Rays $99.00 Sept. 20, 2012 Fabulous 50s and 60 Revue Show Palace $69,00 Sept. 27, 2012 Premium Outlet Mall, Orlando $28.00 Oct. 12, 2012 Southern Womens Show, Orlando $35.00 Oct. 20, 2012 Cedar Key Seafood Festival $28.00 Nov. 8, 2012 Jacksonville River City Brewing & Bud $62.00 Dec. 6, 2012 Disney Lobby Lights, Orlando $77.00 4 Night Bahamas Cruise OCT. 29, 2012 Monarch of the Seas Ocean View $360.20 pp Inside $301.00 pp Includes all port charges, and government fees. $100.00 per person deposit due at time of booking. Final Aug. 30, 2012. FEB. 3, 2013 Freedom of the Seas Inside $961.00 Promenade $1001.00 Balcony $1331.00 Prices are per person/double occupancy and includes all port charges and government fees, travel protection thru Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and round trip transfers to Port Canaveral Cruiseport Meatball Hors DoeuvresMakes 30 meatballs 1 pound ground beef 2 egg yolks 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons chopped stuffed olives 1/4 cup olive oil Tangy Barbecue Sauce (recipe follows) Place ground beef, egg yolks, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic salt, oregano, pepper and olives in bowl of electric stand mixer. Attach flat beater to mixer. Turn to low and mix for 1 minute. Form mixture into 30 (1-inch) balls and fry in olive oil until well browned. Drain on paper towels. Warm Tangy Barbecue Sauce and pour over meat balls. Serve warm from chafing dish. Tangy Barbecue SauceMakes 2 cups 1 1/4cups packed brown sugar 1cup ketchup 2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2tablespoons vinegar 1cup strong coffee 1/2cup finely chopped onion 1teaspoon salt 1/8teaspoon black pepper Combine all ingredients in a heavy sauce pan. Mix well and cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring occasion ally. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Cool sauce and store covered in refrig erator until needed. FAMILY FEATURES I f you love to entertain and want to support a good cause, now you can do both at the same time. Now in its 10th year, Cook for the Cure presented by KitchenAid is a program that gives people with a passion for cooking a way to support the fight against breast cancer. Through culinarybased fundraising, events, auctions and the sale of pink products, the partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised over $8 million for the cause. It adds another layer of purpose to one of lifes great pleasures, cooking and enjoying food with family and friends, said Debbie OConnor, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. You can make a difference by hosting a party that lets you Cook for the Cure by raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Here are some ideas to get you started: Invite guests for an evening of appe tizers and drinks. (Try these recipes for Mushroom-Onion Tartlets and Meatball Hors Doeuvres with Tangy Barbecue Sauce.) Encourage fundrais ing by awarding a prize to the guest with the highest donation. Or, let donors enter their name into a drawing to win a restaurant gift certificate or spa treatment. Organize a fundraising bake sale. (Your contribution could be these Coconut-Lemon Layer Bars.) Get the neighbors involved in baking, promoting and selling its a great way to bring everyone together. Host a potluck brainstorming party. Invite people who share your passion for helping others to bring their favorite dish and think up creative ways you can support the cause as a group. Vote on a project and then let everyone pitch in to get started. Cooking good food, sharing time with friends, and giving back to the community thats a recipe for a truly great party. Learn more at www.CookfortheCure.com.Pass the Plate Sharing baked goods with friends is a pleasure. Now you can do that and raise money for a good cause. You can purchase the KitchenAid Pass the Plate serving platter at www.kitchenaid.com. Designed with charming art work by celebrity chef and PBS cooking show host Jacques Ppin, the platters were created to be re-gifted again and again, along with a homemade culinary creation from the giver. Each time the individually numbered plates are registered online and passed along to others, KitchenAid will make a $5 donation to Susan G. Komen, making this gift extra sweet. Since 2001, KitchenAid has proudly donated over $8 million to Komen through the Pass the Plate initiative, sales of pink products, celebrity chef auctions, and fundraisers hosted by supporters like you. Please visit www.CookfortheCure.com for more information. Mushroom-Onion TartletsMakes 24 tartlets 4ounces light cream cheese 3tablespoons butter, divided 3/4cup plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour 8ounces fresh mushrooms, coarsely chopped 1/2cup chopped green onions 1egg 1/4cup dried thyme leaves 1/2cup shredded Swiss cheese Place cream cheese and 2 table spoons butter in bowl of electric stand mixer. Attach flat beater to mixer. Turn to medium and beat about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Add 3 cup flour. Turn to low and mix about 1 minute, or until well blended. Form mixture into ball. Wrap in waxed paper and chill 1 hour. Clean mixer bowl and beater. Divide chilled dough into 24 pieces. Press each piece into miniature muffin cup (greased, if desired). Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 table spoon butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add mush rooms and onions. Cook and stir until tender. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Place egg, remaining 1 teaspoon flour, and thyme in mixer bowl. Turn to medium-high and beat about 30 seconds. Stir in cheese and cooled mushroom mixture. Spoon into pastry-lined muffin cups. Bake at 375F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until egg mixture is puffed and golden brown. Serve warm. Coconut-Lemon Layer BarsMakes 32 bars 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 6 tablespoons butter, melted 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 egg 1 cup (6 ounces) white chocolate chips 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts Preheat oven to 350F. Place vanilla wafer crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Stir until combined, about 2 minutes. Press crumb mixture firmly in bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan; set aside. Beat cream cheese, lemon peel, lemon juice and egg in bowl of electric stand mixer at low speed until smooth. Spread evenly over crumb mixture. Layer bars evenly with chips, coconut and nuts; press down firmly with fork. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into 4 rows by 8 rows. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. Quail Meadow W hat a great party in spite of the rain! The Jimmy Buffett party was enjoyed by many, even though the storm hit the clubhouse just when the party was to begin. The rain stopped (for a while) and we all enjoyed the afternoon. Jimmy Buffett music, provided by John Stone, was playing in the background while we feasted on sub sandwiches and all the extras. The tiki bar was busy making slushies (non-alcoholic). Lil Carie and Pat Talley were the bartenders. Pat Tobin even had her talking parrot with her. Of course, the parrot was made of cloth and stuffing. Pat and her bird were a very colorful pair. After eating, the games began! Marion Gartman did an excellent job planning the events. Because of the rain, we did not have the water balloon toss. However, there were many other contests: pin the fin on the shark was won by Maryann McGill and Pat Talley. Next was a contest for the men: The T-shirt contest. They were told that the winner would be the first one to unroll the tshirt and put it on. What they werent told was that the shirts had been soaked in water, rolled up, and then frozen! They really struggled with the shirts until the women suggested they go to the pool and soak the shirts, or put them in the microwave! Earl Talley was the first one to successfully thaw his shirt the prize was 2 ice trays. The banana relay was fun to watch, as was drop the ball in the jar. However, the best tasting contest was the pick up the cherry event. The contestants were told they had to pick up a cherry, by the stem, from the bowl in front of them, with their hands behind their backs. Only one part was omitted: the cherries were hidden with whipped cream. All contestants said it was delicious! The prize was a can of Redi-Whip. Along with all the games, there was the 50/50 drawing and also several door prizes. Theresa Yoders was the lucky winner of the 50/50 (now maybe she will have more than one dollar for the October auction). Maryann McGill, Dave Martelle, Earl Talley, and Ron Gartman were the winners of the door prizes (bottles of wine). If you missed the party, you should plan to attend the Sept. 17 Picture You potluck dinner. Make sure you get your pictures to Theresa Yoders. Jimmy Buffett party was great fun Carolyn Slocumb Part of the crowd at the Jimmy Buffett party. Earl Talley, winner of t-shirt contest. 0 0 0 C D 8 T Wayne Wicker, Inc. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends Attack ads dominated end of campaign Stearns ousted, so no Marion rep in U.S. Congress R egardless of how you feel about U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, there was one thing that could be said for him. He was from Ocala and gave Marion County its own representative on Congress. The loss last week in the Republican Primary eliminated Stearns from contention and, because of redistricting, means that Marion County will no longer have a representative in Congress from here. That doesnt seem right for a county thats 15th in the state in population and third in area (behind Collier and Polk). A recent editorial in a Lakeland newspaper criticized the redistricting plan that split Polk County into four Congressional districts. But Polk has an incumbent representative who had no opposition. Marion is split among three Congressional districts, and none of the finalists is from our county. In District 3, Ted Yoho from Gainesville, who eliminated both Stearns and Steve Oelrich in the primary, will face Democrat J.R. Gaillot from Fleming Island in Clay County. In District 5, incumbent Corrine Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat, will face LeAnne Kolb, a Republican from Orange Park. In District 11, incumbent Republican Rick Nugent, a Brooksville Republican, will battle H. David Werder, who is from the town of Hudson way down in Pasco County. Notice, none of these candidates are from Marion County. In fact, none are even close to Marion County, except forYoho. The ironic thing is that the antiStearns forces may not have gained anything, especially if Yoho defeats Gaillot. Yoho is known as a Tea Party backer, and presumably has the same philosophy as Stearns. Although stranger things have happened, its highly unlikely that Gaillot can take the victory, although hes probably thrilled not to have to face Stearns or Oelrich. Our county has been underrepresented in the Florida Senate, although now well have Charlie Stone. But now we wont have any hometown influence in Congress. With many people already feeling alienated by government, this only adds to the frustration. We need to find some strong local candidates to run for Congress in 2014. Its not to early to start thinking ahead. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Use common sense The order to have certain illegals being able to qualify for a drivers license, Social Security card, work permit, etc. is insane. Thankfully, we have a governor in Arizona who says No!. It would be nice if all governors would follow her example. We have no way of knowing exactly when the illegals got here or even proof of their age. What form of legal identification would they have? I guess we are just to take their word for it. (That is a little bit of sarcasm). Liberals still dont know the meaning of illegals, they are just interested in getting their vote, which is basically guaranteed in the future. Our media should constantly be putting factual information out that tells just how much these illegals are costing us in both dollars and in crime statistics. Knowing these numbers should put a stop to so many wanting them here in America. Illegal means they have no right to be here, period! Obama brags on his health care plan hoping that seniors are not smart enough to realize that taking $700 billion out of Medicare will end up costing us more in premiums and limit our benefits. Common sense should tell you this will happen. Others will be getting coverage that we seniors end up paying for. There is no way seniors will benefit by his being in office four more years, and if you dont realize this fact, we are in serious trouble and deserve what we get. We are now sixteen trillion dollars in debt a five trillion increase in less than four years under his watch. We cant survive without drastically cutting this debt! If we re-elect him, we may increase our debt to twenty trillion over the next four years to pay for all of his programs. Where do you think the money will come from? That should make our children and grandchildren very proud of us for making America the next Greece by 2016. The simple truth: If we did away with the tax breaks for the so called 1 percent, it wouldnt make a dent in our deficit, paying for less than nine days. For all who have their hand out for other peoples money, what will you do for the other 356 days? Just where do you think the money is going to be coming from? Keep in mind that government has no money, its our tax money. This means we have no choice but to make a huge cut in spending. Common sense tells us that we should be more interested in our national debt and how our tax dollars are being spent than we are in how Romney spends his own money. It appears that is all the Obama ads have to talk about. Lets start asking more about Obamas history including how he wants to spend our money. The next few months should prove very interesting if the media would dare to do that. May God continue blessing America! Wayne Rackley Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000BWFG All-Day Weekend Features F r i d a y F i s h F r y 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. S a t u r d a y C h i c k e n n R i c e 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Saturday Chicken n Rice 11 am to Close Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. S u n d a y H o m e s t y l e C h i c k e n 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. 000CD1N D a i l y D i n n e r F e a t u r e s Daily Dinner Features Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables E v e r y D a y Every Day T h e r e s S o m e t h i n g D i f f e r e n t Theres Something Different T o L o o k F o r w a r d T o To Look Forward To. $ 5.99 LUNCH SPECIAL S 000C87G Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 0 0 0 C 6 Q 4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm 000CDP3 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 9/1/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 000CD8U We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org is discovered through worshiping together 711187 Jim Clark Editor T he other day, I was watching a baseball game on television and a commercial came on. It was an attack ad by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) against Republican nominee Connie Mack. It was about 11 weeks before the November election. I think I nearly cried. You mean we have nearly three months of this to go. I was so glad to walk out to my mailbox last Tuesday, election day, and get nothing but a couple of bills (of course, you can throw the political ads away, you cant do the same with the bills). In the final days before the Aug. 14 primary, the nasty ads that came into the mailbox were a little bit disgusting. Two of the worst were in the race for school superintendent on the Republican side. One ad against Jackie Porter asked, Who IS pulling Jackie Porters strings? It showed a hand with a puppet with Porters face. Then on the flip side of the mailed oversized card it said, Certainly not Marion County Taxpapers, thats for sure! If she even bothers to show up, that is! It went on with various charges, some old. Then there was the one that said George Tomyn cant bring his A game for our kids. On the reverse side it gave him a D for things such as school performance while principal, running the school food service, the fact that he was supposedly passed up more than thirty times for promotion to principal, lsck of a private sector job and accountability. The two ads were put out by a group or groups with two different names, but the same address 235 E. Virginia St., in Tallahassee. The only superintendent candidate on the ballot who wasnt the subject of one of these attack ads was Wally Wagoner. The voters, however, sent a message. The attack ad victims finished 1-2, and Wagoner finished a distant third. So much for the effectiveness of the ads. The sheriffs candidates werent immune to the attack ads, either. The same group from the same address in Tallahassee put out an anti-Chris Blair mailing that said Double-Dippin Chris Blair wants an even sweeter deal from taxpayers. It listed a payout, lifetime income and sheriffs salary. It had a picture of a little girl looking over a dropped ice cream cone with three scoops on the ground. Another mailing from Tallahassee, this one from 1700 N. Monroe St., took on Dan Kuhn, saying, A legacy of law enforcement failure and Theres a new sheriff coming to town. Dan Kuhn doesnt measure up. Well, there is a new sheriff coming, and probably his name is Dan Kuhn, and the voters thought he measured up. Two incumbent county commissioners were also the subject of attack ads, and one of them lost. Mike Amsden was accused of years of failed leadership that has cost taxpayers millions of $$. That one came from Citizens for Honesty in Government, 5400 S.W. College Road, Suite 302-152, Ocala. Amsden lost to David Moore. Please see CLARK Page 7 There was also an ad against Stan McClain that said, How has our Community Been Affected by Politician Stan McClains Failed Policies. This one came from Citizens for a Quality Life, 1824 N.E. 2nd Ave., Ocala. McClain won the primary. That was all in the final few days before the election. Many of the candidates had positive mailings and, while I cant stand getting all that stuff in the mail, at least it wasnt insulting to me as a voter. So here we go, getting ready for the general election. If you thought the local attacks were bad, now you get to throw in the federal people. My biggest decision is which garbage can to throw this material in. Are the political ads recyclable? I sure hope not. Jim Clark is editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARK continued from Page 6 Revenue is down 40 percent. We cant cut essential services, but we have to make cuts. Arnett said he ran because I looked at the candidates who were already running, and they didnt have the (business) background or experience. I felt the time had come to step up. The bottom line is I have 40 years of business experience and knowledge. He said he was a businessman, not a politician. Two other closely watched races went down to the wire, with late surges gaining victories for the candidates. In the race for Sheriff, Dan Kuhn finished with 52.88 percent, while Chris Blair came in at 47.12 percent. Kuhn faces Constitution Party member Bernie DeCastro in November, as well as a writein candidate. There are no Democrats in the race. George Tomyn won the School Superintendent primary, in a tough three-way race dominated by some negative campaigning. Tomyn scored 41.32 percent, current School Board member Jackie Porter registered 33.03 percent and Wally Wagoner finished third at 25.65 percent. Tomyn will go up against Diana Greene, a Democrat, in November. Both are administrators in the school system. Were very excited, very happy that we were able to run a professional, clean campaign and thats what youll see from me and my team in the future, an excited Tomyn said. Well present everything professionally, and I believe thats what will lead us to victory in November. Mike Graves won the multi-county decision for public defender. There was one primary winner who was out of his VOTERScontinued from Page 1 element waiting at the Elections Office as he advanced to the November general election with an overwhelming victory. Assistant Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox would normally have been in the back of the office taking part in the count, but since he was running, he could not do his normal work, and waited out front with the candidates and the press. After it became obvious that he would win easily, collecting 70.6 percent of the vote over Barbara Ruse, he commented, Im tired, excited, extremely happy. Those are my first emotions. Im happy with what we have done. He did add that he had an upcoming battle with Democrat Judge Cochran in November. Now in 83 days and 22 hours, we get to do it all again. There were several races decided during the primary, because there will be no opposition in November for the winners. Only one of the decisions was even close. In the School Board District 1 race, Nancy Stacy defeated Woody Clymer, 52.25 percent to 47.75 percent. This was a non-partisan election with no one running in November. Another final decision was in School Board District 2, where Carol Ely downed Robert Dobkowski, 61.97 to 38.03 percent. When the two new School Board members take office, they will immediately face some tough financial decisions. Both school issues on the ballot were defeated Tuesday, the first by 4.4 percent and the second by 17.56 percent In a county judge race, Tommy Thompson defeated Leann MackeyBarnes, 59.33 to 40.67 percent. Thompson, who has tried criminal cases as an attorney, was waiting at the Elections Office, and said it was like presenting the whole case and then waiting for the jury to come in with a decision. The other county judge race went to Robert Landt over Paul Guilfoil, 56.53 percent to 43.47 percent. Jeff Bryan of the Riverland News in Dunnellon contributed to this report.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends Attack ads dominated end of campaign Stearns ousted, so no Marion rep in U.S. Congress R egardless of how you feel about U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, there was one thing that could be said for him. He was from Ocala and gave Marion County its own representative on Congress. The loss last week in the Republican Primary eliminated Stearns from contention and, because of redistricting, means that Marion County will no longer have a representative in Congress from here. That doesnt seem right for a county thats 15th in the state in population and third in area (behind Collier and Polk). A recent editorial in a Lakeland newspaper criticized the redistricting plan that split Polk County into four Congressional districts. But Polk has an incumbent representative who had no opposition. Marion is split among three Congressional districts, and none of the finalists is from our county. In District 3, Ted Yoho from Gainesville, who eliminated both Stearns and Steve Oelrich in the primary, will face Democrat J.R. Gaillot from Fleming Island in Clay County. In District 5, incumbent Corrine Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat, will face LeAnne Kolb, a Republican from Orange Park. In District 11, incumbent Republican Rick Nugent, a Brooksville Republican, will battle H. David Werder, who is from the town of Hudson way down in Pasco County. Notice, none of these candidates are from Marion County. In fact, none are even close to Marion County, except forYoho. The ironic thing is that the antiStearns forces may not have gained anything, especially if Yoho defeats Gaillot. Yoho is known as a Tea Party backer, and presumably has the same philosophy as Stearns. Although stranger things have happened, its highly unlikely that Gaillot can take the victory, although hes probably thrilled not to have to face Stearns or Oelrich. Our county has been underrepresented in the Florida Senate, although now well have Charlie Stone. But now we wont have any hometown influence in Congress. With many people already feeling alienated by government, this only adds to the frustration. We need to find some strong local candidates to run for Congress in 2014. Its not to early to start thinking ahead. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Use common sense The order to have certain illegals being able to qualify for a drivers license, Social Security card, work permit, etc. is insane. Thankfully, we have a governor in Arizona who says No!. It would be nice if all governors would follow her example. We have no way of knowing exactly when the illegals got here or even proof of their age. What form of legal identification would they have? I guess we are just to take their word for it. (That is a little bit of sarcasm). Liberals still dont know the meaning of illegals, they are just interested in getting their vote, which is basically guaranteed in the future. Our media should constantly be putting factual information out that tells just how much these illegals are costing us in both dollars and in crime statistics. Knowing these numbers should put a stop to so many wanting them here in America. Illegal means they have no right to be here, period! Obama brags on his health care plan hoping that seniors are not smart enough to realize that taking $700 billion out of Medicare will end up costing us more in premiums and limit our benefits. Common sense should tell you this will happen. Others will be getting coverage that we seniors end up paying for. There is no way seniors will benefit by his being in office four more years, and if you dont realize this fact, we are in serious trouble and deserve what we get. We are now sixteen trillion dollars in debt a five trillion increase in less than four years under his watch. We cant survive without drastically cutting this debt! If we re-elect him, we may increase our debt to twenty trillion over the next four years to pay for all of his programs. Where do you think the money will come from? That should make our children and grandchildren very proud of us for making America the next Greece by 2016. The simple truth: If we did away with the tax breaks for the so called 1 percent, it wouldnt make a dent in our deficit, paying for less than nine days. For all who have their hand out for other peoples money, what will you do for the other 356 days? Just where do you think the money is going to be coming from? Keep in mind that government has no money, its our tax money. This means we have no choice but to make a huge cut in spending. Common sense tells us that we should be more interested in our national debt and how our tax dollars are being spent than we are in how Romney spends his own money. It appears that is all the Obama ads have to talk about. Lets start asking more about Obamas history including how he wants to spend our money. The next few months should prove very interesting if the media would dare to do that. May God continue blessing America! Wayne Rackley Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! 000B81M 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000BWFG All-Day Weekend Features F r i d a y F i s h F r y 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. S a t u r d a y C h i c k e n n R i c e 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Saturday Chicken n Rice 11 am to Close Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. S u n d a y H o m e s t y l e C h i c k e n 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. 000CD1N D a i l y D i n n e r F e a t u r e s Daily Dinner Features Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables E v e r y D a y Every Day T h e r e s S o m e t h i n g D i f f e r e n t Theres Something Different T o L o o k F o r w a r d T o To Look Forward To. $ 5.99 LUNCH SPECIAL S 000C87G Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 0 0 0 C 6 Q 4 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm 000CDP3 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 9/1/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 000CD8U We chose FPC of Ocala because of the wide diversity of ages and ministries and because of our new churchs generous commitment to local and international mission ~ OTOW residents from Michigan Welcome to the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OCALA 511 SE 3rd St (In historic district. Stay on SR 200 into town and then turn right on 3rd St.) Faithfully serving Jesus Christ in Marion Co. and the world since 1857 and still growing! 629-7561 www.fpcocala.org is discovered through worshiping together 711187 Jim Clark Editor T he other day, I was watching a baseball game on television and a commercial came on. It was an attack ad by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) against Republican nominee Connie Mack. It was about 11 weeks before the November election. I think I nearly cried. You mean we have nearly three months of this to go. I was so glad to walk out to my mailbox last Tuesday, election day, and get nothing but a couple of bills (of course, you can throw the political ads away, you cant do the same with the bills). In the final days before the Aug. 14 primary, the nasty ads that came into the mailbox were a little bit disgusting. Two of the worst were in the race for school superintendent on the Republican side. One ad against Jackie Porter asked, Who IS pulling Jackie Porters strings? It showed a hand with a puppet with Porters face. Then on the flip side of the mailed oversized card it said, Certainly not Marion County Taxpapers, thats for sure! If she even bothers to show up, that is! It went on with various charges, some old. Then there was the one that said George Tomyn cant bring his A game for our kids. On the reverse side it gave him a D for things such as school performance while principal, running the school food service, the fact that he was supposedly passed up more than thirty times for promotion to principal, lsck of a private sector job and accountability. The two ads were put out by a group or groups with two different names, but the same address 235 E. Virginia St., in Tallahassee. The only superintendent candidate on the ballot who wasnt the subject of one of these attack ads was Wally Wagoner. The voters, however, sent a message. The attack ad victims finished 1-2, and Wagoner finished a distant third. So much for the effectiveness of the ads. The sheriffs candidates werent immune to the attack ads, either. The same group from the same address in Tallahassee put out an anti-Chris Blair mailing that said Double-Dippin Chris Blair wants an even sweeter deal from taxpayers. It listed a payout, lifetime income and sheriffs salary. It had a picture of a little girl looking over a dropped ice cream cone with three scoops on the ground. Another mailing from Tallahassee, this one from 1700 N. Monroe St., took on Dan Kuhn, saying, A legacy of law enforcement failure and Theres a new sheriff coming to town. Dan Kuhn doesnt measure up. Well, there is a new sheriff coming, and probably his name is Dan Kuhn, and the voters thought he measured up. Two incumbent county commissioners were also the subject of attack ads, and one of them lost. Mike Amsden was accused of years of failed leadership that has cost taxpayers millions of $$. That one came from Citizens for Honesty in Government, 5400 S.W. College Road, Suite 302-152, Ocala. Amsden lost to David Moore. Please see CLARK Page 7 There was also an ad against Stan McClain that said, How has our Community Been Affected by Politician Stan McClains Failed Policies. This one came from Citizens for a Quality Life, 1824 N.E. 2nd Ave., Ocala. McClain won the primary. That was all in the final few days before the election. Many of the candidates had positive mailings and, while I cant stand getting all that stuff in the mail, at least it wasnt insulting to me as a voter. So here we go, getting ready for the general election. If you thought the local attacks were bad, now you get to throw in the federal people. My biggest decision is which garbage can to throw this material in. Are the political ads recyclable? I sure hope not. Jim Clark is editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARK continued from Page 6 Revenue is down 40 percent. We cant cut essential services, but we have to make cuts. Arnett said he ran because I looked at the candidates who were already running, and they didnt have the (business) background or experience. I felt the time had come to step up. The bottom line is I have 40 years of business experience and knowledge. He said he was a businessman, not a politician. Two other closely watched races went down to the wire, with late surges gaining victories for the candidates. In the race for Sheriff, Dan Kuhn finished with 52.88 percent, while Chris Blair came in at 47.12 percent. Kuhn faces Constitution Party member Bernie DeCastro in November, as well as a writein candidate. There are no Democrats in the race. George Tomyn won the School Superintendent primary, in a tough three-way race dominated by some negative campaigning. Tomyn scored 41.32 percent, current School Board member Jackie Porter registered 33.03 percent and Wally Wagoner finished third at 25.65 percent. Tomyn will go up against Diana Greene, a Democrat, in November. Both are administrators in the school system. Were very excited, very happy that we were able to run a professional, clean campaign and thats what youll see from me and my team in the future, an excited Tomyn said. Well present everything professionally, and I believe thats what will lead us to victory in November. Mike Graves won the multi-county decision for public defender. There was one primary winner who was out of his VOTERScontinued from Page 1 element waiting at the Elections Office as he advanced to the November general election with an overwhelming victory. Assistant Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox would normally have been in the back of the office taking part in the count, but since he was running, he could not do his normal work, and waited out front with the candidates and the press. After it became obvious that he would win easily, collecting 70.6 percent of the vote over Barbara Ruse, he commented, Im tired, excited, extremely happy. Those are my first emotions. Im happy with what we have done. He did add that he had an upcoming battle with Democrat Judge Cochran in November. Now in 83 days and 22 hours, we get to do it all again. There were several races decided during the primary, because there will be no opposition in November for the winners. Only one of the decisions was even close. In the School Board District 1 race, Nancy Stacy defeated Woody Clymer, 52.25 percent to 47.75 percent. This was a non-partisan election with no one running in November. Another final decision was in School Board District 2, where Carol Ely downed Robert Dobkowski, 61.97 to 38.03 percent. When the two new School Board members take office, they will immediately face some tough financial decisions. Both school issues on the ballot were defeated Tuesday, the first by 4.4 percent and the second by 17.56 percent In a county judge race, Tommy Thompson defeated Leann MackeyBarnes, 59.33 to 40.67 percent. Thompson, who has tried criminal cases as an attorney, was waiting at the Elections Office, and said it was like presenting the whole case and then waiting for the jury to come in with a decision. The other county judge race went to Robert Landt over Paul Guilfoil, 56.53 percent to 43.47 percent. Jeff Bryan of the Riverland News in Dunnellon contributed to this report.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BZO6 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 30 00 Before 11:00 $ 25 00 After 11:00 $ 18 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 9/30/12 Expries 9/30/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise 000CCLL American Travel & More 3341 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 352-732-5346 800-577-4985 Day Trips Cruises Tours Air Vacations Groups Rail Sept. 3, 2012 Tropicana Field, NY Yankees/Tampa Rays $99.00 Sept. 20, 2012 Fabulous 50s and 60 Revue Show Palace $69,00 Sept. 27, 2012 Premium Outlet Mall, Orlando $28.00 Oct. 12, 2012 Southern Womens Show, Orlando $35.00 Oct. 20, 2012 Cedar Key Seafood Festival $28.00 Nov. 8, 2012 Jacksonville River City Brewing & Bud $62.00 Dec. 6, 2012 Disney Lobby Lights, Orlando $77.00 4 Night Bahamas Cruise OCT. 29, 2012 Monarch of the Seas Ocean View $360.20 pp Inside $301.00 pp Includes all port charges, and government fees. $100.00 per person deposit due at time of booking. Final Aug. 30, 2012. FEB. 3, 2013 Freedom of the Seas Inside $961.00 Promenade $1001.00 Balcony $1331.00 Prices are per person/double occupancy and includes all port charges and government fees, travel protection thru Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and round trip transfers to Port Canaveral Cruiseport Meatball Hors DoeuvresMakes 30 meatballs 1 pound ground beef 2 egg yolks 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons chopped stuffed olives 1/4 cup olive oil Tangy Barbecue Sauce (recipe follows) Place ground beef, egg yolks, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic salt, oregano, pepper and olives in bowl of electric stand mixer. Attach flat beater to mixer. Turn to low and mix for 1 minute. Form mixture into 30 (1-inch) balls and fry in olive oil until well browned. Drain on paper towels. Warm Tangy Barbecue Sauce and pour over meat balls. Serve warm from chafing dish. Tangy Barbecue SauceMakes 2 cups 1 1/4cups packed brown sugar 1cup ketchup 2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2tablespoons vinegar 1cup strong coffee 1/2cup finely chopped onion 1teaspoon salt 1/8teaspoon black pepper Combine all ingredients in a heavy sauce pan. Mix well and cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring occasion ally. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Cool sauce and store covered in refrig erator until needed. FAMILY FEATURES I f you love to entertain and want to support a good cause, now you can do both at the same time. Now in its 10th year, Cook for the Cure presented by KitchenAid is a program that gives people with a passion for cooking a way to support the fight against breast cancer. Through culinarybased fundraising, events, auctions and the sale of pink products, the partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised over $8 million for the cause. It adds another layer of purpose to one of lifes great pleasures, cooking and enjoying food with family and friends, said Debbie OConnor, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. You can make a difference by hosting a party that lets you Cook for the Cure by raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Here are some ideas to get you started: Invite guests for an evening of appe tizers and drinks. (Try these recipes for Mushroom-Onion Tartlets and Meatball Hors Doeuvres with Tangy Barbecue Sauce.) Encourage fundrais ing by awarding a prize to the guest with the highest donation. Or, let donors enter their name into a drawing to win a restaurant gift certificate or spa treatment. Organize a fundraising bake sale. (Your contribution could be these Coconut-Lemon Layer Bars.) Get the neighbors involved in baking, promoting and selling its a great way to bring everyone together. Host a potluck brainstorming party. Invite people who share your passion for helping others to bring their favorite dish and think up creative ways you can support the cause as a group. Vote on a project and then let everyone pitch in to get started. Cooking good food, sharing time with friends, and giving back to the community thats a recipe for a truly great party. Learn more at www.CookfortheCure.com.Pass the Plate Sharing baked goods with friends is a pleasure. Now you can do that and raise money for a good cause. You can purchase the KitchenAid Pass the Plate serving platter at www.kitchenaid.com. Designed with charming art work by celebrity chef and PBS cooking show host Jacques Ppin, the platters were created to be re-gifted again and again, along with a homemade culinary creation from the giver. Each time the individually numbered plates are registered online and passed along to others, KitchenAid will make a $5 donation to Susan G. Komen, making this gift extra sweet. Since 2001, KitchenAid has proudly donated over $8 million to Komen through the Pass the Plate initiative, sales of pink products, celebrity chef auctions, and fundraisers hosted by supporters like you. Please visit www.CookfortheCure.com for more information. Mushroom-Onion TartletsMakes 24 tartlets 4ounces light cream cheese 3tablespoons butter, divided 3/4cup plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour 8ounces fresh mushrooms, coarsely chopped 1/2cup chopped green onions 1egg 1/4cup dried thyme leaves 1/2cup shredded Swiss cheese Place cream cheese and 2 table spoons butter in bowl of electric stand mixer. Attach flat beater to mixer. Turn to medium and beat about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Add 3 cup flour. Turn to low and mix about 1 minute, or until well blended. Form mixture into ball. Wrap in waxed paper and chill 1 hour. Clean mixer bowl and beater. Divide chilled dough into 24 pieces. Press each piece into miniature muffin cup (greased, if desired). Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 table spoon butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add mush rooms and onions. Cook and stir until tender. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Place egg, remaining 1 teaspoon flour, and thyme in mixer bowl. Turn to medium-high and beat about 30 seconds. Stir in cheese and cooled mushroom mixture. Spoon into pastry-lined muffin cups. Bake at 375F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until egg mixture is puffed and golden brown. Serve warm. Coconut-Lemon Layer BarsMakes 32 bars 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 6 tablespoons butter, melted 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 egg 1 cup (6 ounces) white chocolate chips 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts Preheat oven to 350F. Place vanilla wafer crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Stir until combined, about 2 minutes. Press crumb mixture firmly in bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan; set aside. Beat cream cheese, lemon peel, lemon juice and egg in bowl of electric stand mixer at low speed until smooth. Spread evenly over crumb mixture. Layer bars evenly with chips, coconut and nuts; press down firmly with fork. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into 4 rows by 8 rows. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve. Quail Meadow W hat a great party in spite of the rain! The Jimmy Buffett party was enjoyed by many, even though the storm hit the clubhouse just when the party was to begin. The rain stopped (for a while) and we all enjoyed the afternoon. Jimmy Buffett music, provided by John Stone, was playing in the background while we feasted on sub sandwiches and all the extras. The tiki bar was busy making slushies (non-alcoholic). Lil Carie and Pat Talley were the bartenders. Pat Tobin even had her talking parrot with her. Of course, the parrot was made of cloth and stuffing. Pat and her bird were a very colorful pair. After eating, the games began! Marion Gartman did an excellent job planning the events. Because of the rain, we did not have the water balloon toss. However, there were many other contests: pin the fin on the shark was won by Maryann McGill and Pat Talley. Next was a contest for the men: The T-shirt contest. They were told that the winner would be the first one to unroll the tshirt and put it on. What they werent told was that the shirts had been soaked in water, rolled up, and then frozen! They really struggled with the shirts until the women suggested they go to the pool and soak the shirts, or put them in the microwave! Earl Talley was the first one to successfully thaw his shirt the prize was 2 ice trays. The banana relay was fun to watch, as was drop the ball in the jar. However, the best tasting contest was the pick up the cherry event. The contestants were told they had to pick up a cherry, by the stem, from the bowl in front of them, with their hands behind their backs. Only one part was omitted: the cherries were hidden with whipped cream. All contestants said it was delicious! The prize was a can of Redi-Whip. Along with all the games, there was the 50/50 drawing and also several door prizes. Theresa Yoders was the lucky winner of the 50/50 (now maybe she will have more than one dollar for the October auction). Maryann McGill, Dave Martelle, Earl Talley, and Ron Gartman were the winners of the door prizes (bottles of wine). If you missed the party, you should plan to attend the Sept. 17 Picture You potluck dinner. Make sure you get your pictures to Theresa Yoders. Jimmy Buffett party was great fun Carolyn Slocumb Part of the crowd at the Jimmy Buffett party. Earl Talley, winner of t-shirt contest. 0 0 0 C D 8 T Wayne Wicker, Inc. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 22, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This week could offer more opportunities for ambitious Lambs eager to get ahead. But dont rush into making decisions until youve checked for possible hidden problems. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Some light begins to shine on professional and/or personal situations that have long eluded explanation. Best advice: Dont rush things. All will be made clear in time. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you might want to protest what seems to be an unfair situation, its best to keep your tongue and temper in check for now. The full story hasnt yet come out. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Work prospects are back on track. But watch what you say. A thoughtless comment to the wrong person even if its said in jest could delay or even derail your progress. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A colleague might try to goad you into saying or doing the wrong thing. Its best to ignore the troublemaker, even if he or she riles your royal self. Your supporters stand with you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful not to let your on-the-job zealousness create resentment with co-workers who might feel you shut them out. Prove them wrong by including them in your project. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Although its not quite what you hoped for, use your good business sense to make the most of what youre being offered at this time. Things will improve down the line. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A more positive picture of what lies ahead is beginning to take shape. But there are still too many gaps that need to be filled in before you make definitive plans. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Continue to keep a tight hold on the reins so that you dont charge willy-nilly into a situation that might appear attractive on the surface but lack substance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You still need to demand those answers to your questions. Remember, your wise counseling earns you respect, but its your search for truth that gives you wisdom. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Youll find that people are happy to help you deal with some difficult situations. And, of course, knowing you, youll be happy to return those favors anytime. Wont you? PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Give that special someone in your personal life a large, loving dollop of reassurance. That will go a long way toward restoring the well-being of your ailing relationship. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a delightful paradox. You like things neat and tidy. But youre also a wonderful host who can throw a really great party. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts 6-V T605 only $ 499 8-V T875 only $ 599 12-V T1275 only $ 599 6-V P2000 only $ 449 New D & D High-Speed Motor $ 499 Rebuilt High-Speed Motor $399 FREE pickup within 10 miles Full-Year Maintenance $ 59 95 Pick Up Included 000C6NE The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Community calendar Thursday, Aug. 23 Relay f or Li f e We s t Marion The West Marion Relay for Life for 2013 committee is already starting to plan for next April 19 event. We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Relay Committee and for new teams. Our next committee meeting is Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at in the conference room (2nd floor) of the West Marion Medical Plaza; 4600 S.W. 46th Court, Ocala. Our meetings usually last one hour. Funds raised by this event assist in research, education and some supplies to people who are living with cancer. We need your help.If you would like more information, contact; John Klopfer at 352-207-0755. Foru m s et in Citru s on ballot a m en dm ent s Eleven proposed amendments to Floridas constitution are on the November ballot A non political presentation of these measures will be open to the public at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23. Absentee ballots go out the beginning of October, so be prepared, especially if you vote early. The Unitarian Universalists in Citrus Springs will host a forum with Judy Johnson, an attorney who is expert in this topic, from the Marion County League of Women Voters. The League is a non partisan organization encouraging information and participation in government. Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41 just northwest of the Holder light). For information, call 352-465-4225 or naturecoastuu.org. Friday, Aug. 24 Congregation Beth I s rael o f Ocala Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Shabbat evening service on Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center at 9401 State Road 200, Building 300 in Ocala. Rabbi Karen Allen, newly appointed rabbi for the congregation will lead the service. Joyful music and congregational participation will be featured. A meet and greet session for the new rabbi at the Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. For information contact Judi at 352-237-8277 or bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a liberal, inclusive, contemporary Jewish congregation affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. The congregation meets the fourth Friday of every month at the Collins Center in Ocala. Tuesday, Aug. 28 Brea s t Cancer s upport group m eet s The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m. The meeting on Aug. 28 will be a time for sharing and caring and an information exchange. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Sunday, Sept. 9 Senator s w i f e to s pea k Marion County Democrats announce that Grace Nelson, wife of Florida Senator Bill Nelson, will be principal speaker at the fourth annual Proud to be a Democrat Gala at the Ocala Hilton on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Women in the community who have made distinguished contributions to our civic life will also be honored, according to State Committeewoman Joyce Blake. Tickets are $50 each and may be obtained either through the website www.mariondems.org or by visiting the new party headquarters at 601 S.W. First Ave. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Saturdays. The telephone number is 352-402-9494. Thursday, Sept. 13 CERT training to beginA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an 8-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriff's Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352812-0853. MORE ON PAGE 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. 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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Announcements EMPTY TRUCK Returning to Milwaukee, Chicago, Mid West Can move 1 item or whole household (414) 520-1612 Brian Pets Free To Good Home Friendly 1 yr old Black Labrador, female, Spayed and rabies shot. (352) 351-1954 Rent: Houses Unfurnished PALM CAY 55+2/2/1, 2 porches, completely furnished, NEW, Just bring your tooth brush $800. mo. Real Bargain (352) 861-9491 Rooms For Rent PINE RUN Room for Rent + Bath $400 a month Includes utilities (352) 438-0355 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 0 0 0 C 5 N C Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000C71C MUSEUM EYECARE 000CDP7 J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 www.jandjjewelersocala.com 000C70F All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x Affordable New Affordable New & Estate Jewelry & Estate Jewelry 000C6UX their infants and toddlers toward future reading success. Meet and talk to local experts on child health, nutrition, safety and recreation. Receive free books for your baby, enjoy musical entertainment and register to win door prizes. Stop by the new Tot Spot to experience age-appropriate computers, activity kits, books, materials and more. Have questions? Talk to one of the librarys childrens services staff about the many programs and resources available throughout the Public Library System. The Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is administered by the Library and Information Services Division of the Florida Department of State. For more information, call 352-671-8551 or visit the library website at http://library.marioncountyfl.org. LIBRARYcontinued from Page 1 W ith summer quickly approaching its traditional close over Labor Day weekend, Fairfield Villages SAC is planning lots of activities with the accompanying good food and fun. The Labor Day barbecue will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout much of the afternoon. There will be delicious food, nice conversations with friends, and great entertainment provided by the SAC. Members who have tickets should plan to present those when they come to the Clubhouse; but others in FFV who would like to attend, may pay $2 at the door. What a bargain! Neighbors are encouraged to bring a side dish (for 8) while the SAC will provide Italian sausageshot and sweetwith peppers and onions; bratwurst with sauerkraut and onions; hot dogs; hamburgers; assorted condiments; wonderful desserts; coffee; and sugar-free iced tea. Those attending may also choose to bring their own favorite beverages for the afternoon of food and fun. There will be entertainment provided at different times during the Sunday afternoon and (word has it) that the late Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Sandy Wlliams is still excited about her "Olympic Fever" from the past weeks of viewing the games on TV. She introduced an idea for a possible activity "...when the heat of summer cools down" so that FFV neighbors and our returning snow birds can participate in the FFV "Senior-Modified" Olympics 2012. Activities Committee looks forward to fall Please see FAIRFIELD Page 11 As I walked down the aisle on the plane, I could hear people whispering, Thats him. Thats the crazy preacher with the dynamite. I finally sat down next to my wife who was staring out the window. In a few minutes the plane took off and as we reached our altitude she, while still staring out the window, said to me, Next time well take separate planes. She paused for a moment and then said, In fact, well take separate airports. I think I am going to stick to what the Bible says. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12 KJV). Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 2 BY JIM CLARK Editor Volunteer board members and firefighters are being sought by Friendship Station 21 of Marion County Fire Rescue. At the State Road 200 Coalition meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, Linda McFarland, Ed Lanza and Dave Heller from Station 21s volunteers made a plea for board members. The board serves as a support group for the full-time firefighters. Volunteers man the rehab truck, which provides air and cool drinks, among other things, to firefighters on the scene of large incidents. Volunteer firefighters must go through training and will respond to some incidents, but do not wear air packs or enter burning buildings. Those who might wish to serve on the board should get information at Station 21, which is on 95th Street near Lowes. They must pass a background check and must submit a resume. Prior firefighting experience is not necessary. Firefighters, board members sought by Friendship station 40/8 to meet The 40/8 Voiture 472, an organization of honorably discharged veterans formed after WW I, will meet on Monday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m.M. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building, State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. Come and enjoy comradeship and light refreshments. For more information call Larry at 352-509-4755 or Ben at 352209-5916.

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During the meeting, Sandy Williams announced some other plans for an upcoming activity that should prove to be great fun as well. Sandy and husband, Norris, are avid Olympics viewers and are part of a group hoping to help host an event after Labor Day Weekend based on Olympic Fever as she called it. She had a sign-up sheet with her for anyone who might want to be part of the organization of the fun activity for the fall. Additional information will be available in written form at an unspecified time later when more neighbors will be able to join the fun in Fairfield Village a lively place filled with Olympic-loving people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 10 Fairfield Village's SAC listens with great interest to Sandy Williams' presentation. From left, Sandi Ford, Norma Powers, Loretta Zang and Jean Chapman. Tony and Pam Lucas seem to be really enjoying their late afternoon/early evening swim in FFV's pool. Saturday, Sept. 15 Autumn run for autismThe ninth annual 5K Autumn Run for Autism at Silver Springs will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration starts at 6 a.m. Adults are $15, students 19 and under $12. All entries after Sept. 10 are $20. Take part in one of Marion county's most scenic 5K road races. All preand post-run activities take place in the Wild Waters parking lot. The first 200 entrants will receive complimentary custom shirts. Male/female awards given to the top overall, top masters, and top three in each 5-year age group from 9 and under to 70+. Walkers are invited and will begin after the runners. Registration can be done online at www.active.com or forms can be picked up at most health clubs, YMCA, local businesses and mailed or done at Ocala Sports (Holly Plaza on Easy Street). For additional information call 352-207-2347 or 352-629-1785. Monday, Oct. 1 Knights plan golf tournament The Knights of Columbus Council 9649 is having its fifth annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Monday, Oct. 1 (rain date is Oct. 8). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:00am. Registration fee is $65 per person. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 17 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form. I am not sure who invented summer vacation but I think they deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. Every year is worth the intense strain when there is a summer vacation to look forward to. Ah, summer vacation. The freedom of not having anything to do. No schedule in my face. No appointments frustrating me. Just an agenda of fun and more fun and dont forget the eating. Both the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I got up early to begin the drive to the airport to take us to our vacation location. I was so full of energy I could not sit still. It was then that I broke into singing, comfortably off key, a Carpenters song much to the agitation of my wife. Weve only just begun, White lace and promises, A kiss for luck and were on our way. All my wife could do was stare at me. Finally, she said, You sure are excited. Ive never seen you so excited. Are you sure youre all right? I could not have been more all righter. All I could think of was a week before me surrounded by grandchildren I have not seen for over a year. How old is ? I went through all the grandchildren. It is easy to forget how old kids are because every year their age changes. When you get to be my age, it is hard to keep up with all of these changes. A week of stuffing them with all the candy I could carry. Taking them out to a restaurant and showing them the proper use of the drinking straw and the fine art of a spitball battle. After all, it is a grandfathers solemn duty to teach his grandchildren the fine art of shenaniganism. Where else are they going to learn it? Their grandmother? I dont think so. We finally arrived at the airport, parked our car, and proceeded to the check-in counter. I am not sure my feet touched the ground, so excited was I to get on our way. Slow down, my wife pleaded. I cant keep up with you. We finally arrived at the check-in counter with our baggage and one of the attendants asked me a simple question. I hate it when people ask me a question when I am in one of my silly moods. Believe me; I was in one of my silliest silly moods at this time. Sir, the attendant asked me very seriously, do you have anything perishable or flammable in your luggage? With silliness smeared all over my mug I said, I sure do. I got a Bible in there and it is Dyn-OMite. And, I had the audacity to smile very broadly. Then it happened. Someone said, Did he say dynamite? Wheres the dynamite? The attendant said, He said the dynamite was in his briefcase. Suddenly, lights went on, buzzers began ringing, men in uniforms surrounded me, and two grabbed and subdued me. In a few moments, the hazmat men arrived asking where the dynamite was. The man in charge pointed to my briefcase and said, Its in the briefcase. They begin moving people away while the hazmat men came in to remove the briefcase with the alleged dynamite. At this time, I was absolutely stunned. Every ounce of silliness had drained from my person and I knew I was about to go to jail. Finally, the senior security guard came and looked at me. Where did you say the dynamite was, sir? I stammered and stuttered but finally I said, I said my Bible was dynamite. He stared at me. Looked me up and down, glared at me with eyes that burned into my very soul. Then he spoke. Would you by any chance be a minister? He said rather gruffly. Yes sir, I stammered as if my life depended upon what I was going to say, I am a minister, a preacher of the gospel. I thought the last part might do something for me. At least it was a shot, excuse me, a try. He glared at me and shouted, False alarm. Just another crazy preacher. As he walked away, I could hear him muttering under his breath, Where do all these crazy preachers come from? The terminal finally quieted down, I went through the inspection, and I must say, I am not complaining mind you, but the pat down was a little longer and rougher than I remembered it being in the past. They stripped me down almost to my birthday suit. Thank God for wrinkles. A midsummers day nightmare at the airport James Snyder Please see SNYDER Page 3

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Quail Meadow......5 Fairfield Village10 Classifieds........10 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 21 WEDNESDAY, August 22, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. OVER 60 YEARS SERVING YOUR HEARING NEEDS CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 W A L K I N S WALK-INS W E L C O M E WELCOME! FREE HEARING AIDS M i r a c l e E a r H e a r i n g A i d C e n t e r i s N O W O f f e r i n g H E A R I N G A I D S A T N O C O S T T O F E D E R A L W O R K E R S A N D R E T I R E E S B l u e C r o s s B l u e S h i e l d F e d e r a l I n s u r a n c e p a y s t o t a l c o s t o f 2 M i r a c l e E a r D i g i t a l H e a r i n g a i d s I f y o u h a v e F e d e r a l G o v e r n m e n t I n s u r a n c e w i t h e n r o l l m e n t c o d e # 1 0 4 # 1 0 5 # 1 1 1 o r # 1 1 2 y o u a r e c o v e r e d f o r h e a r i n g a i d s w i t h n o o u t o f p o c k e t e x p e n s e s 3 y r w a r r a n t y I f y o u h a v e a b a s i c p l a n w e h a v e f a c t o r y p r i c i n g f o r n o n q u a l i f i e r s T h a t s R i g h t . N o C o P a y N o E x a m F e e N o A d j u s t m e n t F e e P r o v i d e r f o r m o s t i n s u r a n c e c o m p a n i e s 0% FINANCING ONE WEEK ONLY! PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. Inside SEARS Paddock Mall (352) 237-1665 Rickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist 9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200) (352) 291-1467 Inside Oakridge Plaza FREE BATTERIES 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH T H E M O S T T R U S T E D T H E M O S T T R U S T E D THE MOST TRUSTED N A M E I N H E A R I N G N A M E I N H E A R I N G NAME IN HEARING! O V E R 1 2 0 0 L O C A T I O N S T O S E R V E Y O U O V E R 1 2 0 0 L O C A T I O N S T O S E R V E Y O U OVER 1,200 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU C E L E B R A T I N G O V E R 2 2 Y E A R S O F H E L P I N G P E O P L E C E L E B R A T I N G O V E R 2 2 Y E A R S O F H E L P I N G P E O P L E CELEBRATING OVER 22 YEARS OF HELPING PEOPLE I N M A R I O N A N D C I T R U S C O U N T I E S L I S T E N T O L I F E I N M A R I O N A N D C I T R U S C O U N T I E S L I S T E N T O L I F E IN MARION AND CITRUS COUNTIES LISTEN TO LIFE Dickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist C RYSTAL R IVER C RYSTAL R IVER M ALL (N EXT TO K-M ART ) 352-795-1484 C ALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY 000CDHB NOW OPEN Adon Williams, district manager, recently announced the re-opening of the Ocala Florida Social Security Office at its new location effective Monday, Aug. 27. The location on Southeast First Avenue was closed in June 2012 due to damage from Tropical Storm Debby, and the office is now re-opening as scheduled in its new building. The new office location is 933 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. The new office has a larger reception area, new and improved interviewing stations, more parking, and easy access from East Silver Springs Boulevard. Persons with questions about Social Security can visit the Ocala office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or contact the National Toll-Free service at 1-800-772-1213. Most Social Security business can be handled through Social Securitys toll free telephone (at 1-800-772-1213) as well as the agencys website at www.socialsecurity.gov. Some of the services available on the website include: Apply for Social Security retirement/spouses benefits Apply for disability benefits Apply for extra help with your Medicare prescription drug costs Change your address or telephone number Get a replacement Medicare card Request a Proof of Income letter Get a form 1099 Online services also available in Spanish Social Security office to reopen on Aug. 27 QUAIL MEADOW PARTYMaryann McGill and Pat Talley dressed up for the Jimmy Buffett party at Quail Meadow recently. More photos, column on Page 5. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRita Fitch, left, poses with a couple, Bruce and Laurie Gregory, from West State Road 40, at Cracker Barrel on Thursday, Aug. 16. Rita, who is still a full-time hostess at the restaurant, celebrated her 95th birthday that day. BY JIM CLARK Editor To the casual observer and out-of-town traveler visiting Cracker Barrel on State Road 200 near Interstate 75, Rita Fitch may seem like just another dining room hostess at the popular chain. But when they learn more, they find out that, at age 95, shes the oldest Cracker Barrel employee in the country, and shes still going strong working a full 35 hours a week. The store honored Rita on Thursday, Aug. 16, on the occasion of her 95th birthday (she doesnt look it), with a pair of cakes and a song, and several guests, many of whom dropped off cards, about two hours into her regular 2 to 9 p.m. shift. She makes the daily trek down busy State Road 200 to and from her home in Beverly Hills. She has been at Cracker Barrel since 2000, when she moved from Texas. She already had worked a couple of years there for the same company. Among the regulars she seated that afternoon were Bruce and Laurie Gregory, who live off West State Road 40. She really caters to veterans on Mondays. She supports our efforts, Bruce said. Indeed, Rita emphasized, Theyre very special to me, about the pair. She comes from a military family. Her husband was in the Army, a son was in the Marines and a brother was in the Air Force. That leaves the Navy, and, yes, thats where Rita worked, making fuses at a facility in Rochester, New York. Were a vet family, she said. She also worked for Eastman Kodak and for Xerox. She was born in Maine, and went to school in Massachusetts, but her parents were Canadians. One of her earliest memories, when she was about 3, was traveling on a boat from Nova Scotia to Maine. Doug Campbell, manager, said that Rita embodies the Cracker Barrel spirit of customer hospitality. Her dedicated work ethic for taking care of our guests is unsurpassed. Shes a big part of the Cracker Barrel family. And how does Rita feel about her work? Ive met a lot of special people. Ive gotten to know so many of them. A lot of those same people evidently feel the same way about her. Cracker Barrel hostess still going strong as she marks 95th birthday BY JIM CLARK Editor Voters turned out for the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and in the process sent one county commissioner packing. They also selected Republican candidates for sheriff and school superintendent. David Moore was the Republican primary winner for the nomination for District 1, unseating Mike Amsden. Moore grabbed 51.14 percent to Amsdens 48.86 percent. Moore must face a write-in candidate in November. County Commissioner Stan McClain survived a tight battle with Jeff Gold. McClain had 52.26 percent to 47.74 percent for Gold. McClain also faces a write-in hopeful in November. Write-in candidates are not listed on the ballot, and no write-in candidate has ever won. A more competitive County Commission race will take place in November for District 5. Republican Earl Arnett tallied 36.16 percent, good enough to outpoll three other candidates, including Francine Johannesen at 27.34, Pat Gabriel at 24.68 and Butch Verrando at 11.82 percent. Arnett will go up against a Democratic challenger, Jessica Cookie Hadley, in the general election. Im very proud to have been selected, commented Arnett as the evening drew to a close at the elections office. Final totals were posted at 9:20 p.m. We need to focus on reducing costs. Voters oust incumbent Amsden Please see VOTERS Page 7 Almost from the day they are born, children are capable of learning the skills they need to become good readers. Discover tools to help your child acquire those skills at the Marion County Public Library Systems Ready to Read: Zero to Three Community Expo on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Headquarters-Ocala public library location (2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). The expo will offer parents and caregivers of children ages newborn to 3 opportunities to learn fun facts to help guide Library offers Ready to Read program Please see LIBRARY Page 3


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